Detroit 2 Poems

HARDER THAN MY DEMONS
Going harder than my demons
World got me dancing with some devils
I peeped the game
As things changed
Got my one up, on another level
You got a 1up, because you need that extra life
Need that extra chance
A few times to make it right
same song and dance
The pen groove all night
On that earth wind fire
Yeah that’s let’s groove tonight
My mind been going with the rhythms
My heart been surviving the blues
I hip hop through adversity
If we ain’t chopping it up
Then you screwed
Pointed out how we divided
And I see it getting views
Why the only time we win
Is when they want to see us lose
Now they gotta choose
Listen or get Left
People living they life on cruise
Appropriating that’s the real theft
Intimidating that’s the real neglect
Discrimination that’s the real disrespect
I thought y’all listened to Aretha
Well I listened to Nas
Now it’s time bring in the Ether
I listened to Drake
Imma laugh now and cry later
Now I’m listening to Sean
I’m done no favors

LUCKY ME
Lucky Me
If you really wanna gamble
I’m taking all your money
Juiced up on my D
They want all the Sunny
These old cheerio nuts
Thinking they getting all the honey
Some might get they break fast
But I’m always hungry

I do this without a spoon or a fork
You may do this here for fun
I been doing this here for sport
Not here trophies or the accolades
This style been under construction
So I had to pave
Took these hooks outta my hands
And just know I had to slave
I’m a take this pen with me
6ft under in the grave

Lucky me
Once this hits I’m a stay like I’m on some 21
Some of y’all fold after a little adversity
Like y’all on some one and done
One on one
One on one like UPN
You stay in that mindset
Better off being cancelled then
Journey ain’t over when I win
So don’t stop believing
Here’s your chance
Go get it then


Reggie Johnson is a poet reigning from Cincinnati, Ohio. Starting at the age of nine, Reggie has been writing poetry through their love of music and life experiences. He has 9 books now available on Amazon. You can follow him on Twitter @r_d_johnson and on IG @rdjohnsonwrites.

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